Just gather the bottom branches of your Christmas tree (if you already trimmed yours, you can probably still cut off a layer at the bottom without notice). Trim them so that they’re only one ‘sprig’ (not too wishbone-ish). Put them in piles- big, medium and small.
Grab some wire. Use a section of wire to join together two of your ‘big’ pieces. Place them at an angle (so that eventually, if you keep up your same angle, you’ll make a circle). If you’re feeling uncertain, you can lay out your branches first and then start joining them together with wire.
Once you’re finished wiring your big pieces into a circle, it’s time to add in medium and small pieces as filler. The primary job of these smaller pieces is to make the wreath look even and balanced. Finish up by trimming any crazy outliers that are sticking out too far from the wreath shape.
Add a big felt bow (or berries, or ribbon, or pinecones, whatever you have around). Burke would want me to note that he would’ve preferred a red bow (but I didn’t have any red wool felt on hand). He’s traditional like that.
Do you have a real Christmas tree? And do you use your extra tree branches for other decor projects?